Pro-Life Leader Calls on Amy Grant to End Partnership With Pro-Abortion Gates Foundation

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 12, 2015   |   11:00AM   |   Washington, DC

Christian singer Amy Grant has faced criticism in the last couple of weeks over her decision to actively partner with the Gates Foundation to promote contraception and birth control to women in impoverished nations. The criticism has centered on the fact that the gates Foundation is a major funder of the abortion industry — sending tens of millions of dollars to the world’s two biggest abortion businesses that have killed millions of unborn babies in abortion and pushed pro-life nations to legalize abortion.

Now, a representative of a leading pro-life organization is calling on Grant to end her partnership with the Gates Foundation.

Peter West of Human Life International, a pro-life group that does pro-life work in dozens of countries across the globe and is an expert on the Gates Foundation and abortion companies like Planned Parenthood that push the abortion agenda in the very nations Grant seeks to help, is calling on Grant to end the partnership. As OneNewsNow reports:

Peter West of Human Life International says Grant apparently doesn’t understand those connections.

“Those funds that are used to promote contraception are not separate from the funds that are used to promote abortion,” he alleges. “So if you’re giving money to an organization that’s promoting abortion, those funds will eventually be used in some way to promote abortion.”

West says another factor that Grant is missing is that in Third World countries, especially Africa, having children is important.

“They do see that children are truly a gift from God and a treasure,” the pro-lifer explains. “And it would be a terrible thing if we go in there with our imperialistic attitude and try to impose our culture on them, which is really an anti-life and anti-child mentality.”



West hopes Grant will become better educated and use her name and talents to promote better health care, education and economic development in the same regions.

As LifeNews previously chronicled, the Gates Foundations has sent tens of millions to the two biggest abortion businesses in the world, each of which have snuffed out the lives of millions of unborn babies in abortions that Grant opposes:

According to the Gates Foundation grant database, the Foundation gave Planned Parenthood of America, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and Planned Parenthood of Western Washington about $71 million from before 2009 through 2013. Additionally, the Gates Foundation gave $46.1 million to abortion business Marie Stopes International in 2012 alone. Both Planned Parenthood and Marie Stopes have killed tens of millions of unborn children in abortions worldwide and are considered the two biggest abortion businesses with abortion facilities located across the globe. Planned Parenthood actively pushes legalizing abortions and overturning pro-life laws in the very nations Grant is hoping to help in her campaign.

Perhaps Grant was prompted to partner with Gates by misleading news stories where Melinda Gates claimed the foundation wouldn’t fund abortions directly as making her foundation safe to work with, but the funding of the abortion industry is clear and a proven problem. Grant needs to look further into the abortion advocacy of the foundation and Melinda’s own abortion push at international events.

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